According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Annual Salary Survey 2016–2017, which analyzes salary data for professional staff working in the 124 ARL member libraries during 2016–2017. Data are reported for 10,245 professional staff in the 114 university ARL libraries and for 5,337 professional staff in the 10 nonuniversity ARL libraries. In the Salary Survey, data for university library staff are usually reported in three distinct groups: general library systems, health sciences libraries, and law libraries…”
ARL News also reports that “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published the ARL Statistics 2015–2016, ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2015–2016, and ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics 2015–2016. These three publications present information describing the collections, staffing, expenditures, and service activities of the Association’s 124 member libraries in fiscal year 2015–2016. Of these 124 members, 114 are university libraries (15 in Canada and 99 in the US); the remaining 10 are public, governmental, and nonprofit research libraries (1 in Canada, 9 in the US). The law and health sciences publications focus on the 72 law libraries and 58 medical libraries among the Association’s membership that completed the law and health sciences surveys.
Citing U. of Buffalo, infoDOCKET reports “the Graduate School of Education has joined the SUNY-wide effort to reduce the costs of higher education by launching an Open Education Research Lab dedicated to replacing high-priced textbooks and other costly materials by studying the use of open or free educational materials that can be downloaded, edited or shared.
The UB effort aligns the university with a statewide effort to enhance and extend the use of these open educational resources. The New York State budget has allocated $16 million for these resources in the last two years…”
- Book Publisher Revenue Estimated at More than $26.23 Billion in 2017 According to Newly Released Data From Association of American Publishers
infoDOCKET also reports that “The Association of American Publishers (AAP) issued its 2018 StatShot Annual Report today which found, among other things, that the U.S. book publishing industry generated an estimated $26.23 billion in net revenue for 2017, representing 2.72 billion units. All figures represent publishers’ net revenue from tracked categories (trade, higher education course materials, preK-12 instructional materials, professional books, and university press), in all formats, from all distribution channels. These are not retailer/consumer sales figures.
- APA partners with Google Scholar to provide researchers and students with seamless access to scholarly content anywhere, on any device
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the American Psychological Association has made it easier for researchers and students to access its journals using their institutional subscriptions even when they are not on campus. This new functionality is the result of a partnership with Google Scholar’s Campus Activated Subscriber Access (CASA) initiative, ensuring users a seamless experience for accessing APA’s scholarly content anytime, anywhere…”
KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Drawing on years of experience, senior leaders from Portico share their perspective on the digital preservation landscape in an article for UKSG Insights. noting that “there are great benefits to having content available in digital form, digital objects can be extremely short-lived unless proper attention is paid to preservation…”
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCE
- SAGE Publishing launches OA monograph program across the humanities and social sciences;
- Emerald partners with F1000 to launch new open research publishing platform – Emerald Open Research;
- Building upon innovations introduced with Library.Solution;
- Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter Launch the Data Transfer Project;
- De Gruyter acquires Düsseldorf University Press;
- Ambassador and Cengage enhance integration, providing instant access codes for digital content;
- Complutense University of Madrid now live with OCLC WorldShare Management Services;
- Oxford University Press to publish two journals of the American Ornithological Society;
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.